Archive | November, 2013

CSO Kayoko Dan Locks Of Love Donation

How Cool Is This?

Now this is something you genuinely don’t see every day; Kayoko Dan, Chattanooga Symphony & Opera (CSO) Music Director, is donating her hair (no, that’s not a typo) to Locks of Love and will let CSO patrons select her post-cut hair style. According to the CSO Facebook page, Dan donates her hair every two years and this time around will be her third time. Voting for one of four options can be done via leaving a comment at the respective CSO wall post and is apparently open to all. Now if there […]

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Four Common Web Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid

It is rare to encounter a client who isn’t enthusiastic about their website design project. There’s a lot of fun in the process but more often than not, they can get caught up in a few areas that can deliver some sour surprises so let’s take a look at some of the more common bear traps in an effort to help avoid them next time you enter the process. 1) Fonts Aren’t Always Free Simply put, typography is one of the most powerful web design elements that make lasting impressions. It helps […]

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Giving Program Pick For November, 2013: The Iron Tongue Of Midnight

My choice for November’s Giving Program recipient is longtime blog author and all around sharp knife in the cultural drawer, Lisa Hirsch. Her blog, Iron Tongue of Midnight, dates back to 2004 which makes it an official cultural blog plankowner. For the past nine years Lisa has published a string of thought provoking posts about everything from concert reviews to the business of classical music. Her top-shelf writing chops are matched only by her credentials; she questions conventional wisdom, diligently interacts with readers, and knows the difference between observational and empirical understanding. […]

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Minnesota Patron Stakeholder Group Gets Aggressive

On 11/20/2013, the Minneapolis based patron stakeholder group, Save Our Symphony Minnesota (SOSMN) gave a public presentation titled The MOA [Minnesota Orchestra Association] Debacle: Unlocking The Truth where they levied a host of allegations against the MOA board and executive leadership including, but not limited to: cooking the books, deliberately misusing endowment funds, and intentionally releasing false information. The event garnered sizeable coverage in traditional media outlets ( and as well as a host of social media platforms. It reportedly attracted an attendance of nearly 100, including Larry Adams, a partner […]

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Here Are Some Useful Resources To Get A Terms Of Service & Privacy Policy Up And Running

Although a Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (TOS) may be as interesting to write as toothpick instructions, that doesn’t mean you can skip it. In fact, they are among the most important bits of content for your entire website; add to that, most analytics providers (such as Google Analytics) require users to maintain a TOS in order to use their services. For larger budget groups and those who enjoy pro bono legal services, generating TOS content that protects the organization and provides the site visitor with the proper degree of disclosure, […]

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